Wednesday, May 5, 2010

VOLCANO SLAMET'S PEAK TREKKING



INTRO VOLCANO SLAMET:

Slamet is one of active volcanoes of Central Java, and considered as highest volcano of Central Java, elevation 3428 m alt. It's peak is conical in shape with craters still active spewing smoke.Red Stone created by lava sedimentation at Red Stone Zone near by the peak is one of rare volcanic nature phenomenons found on volcano Slamet.On it's summit zone, the crater is visible, as well as some volcanoes views surrounding, included: volcano Ciremai, volcano Sundoro, and volcano Sumbing in the distance. The panoramic views of those volcanoes is seen so beautiful, and smoke of craters is really amazing in the morning.


TRIP INTRO:

This hike began at village Bambangan, the official and recommended starting point for hiking up peak of volcano Slamet. Most of hiking route dominated by mountain tropical rain forest,and the rests are volcanic rock, as well as sandy route path heading for highest peak of the volcano Slamet.

We spend one overnight by camp in comfortable tent below elevation 3050 before proceeding the hike higher heads for summit on the next .We continue hiking for summit attack in early cool morning, when the day is still dark. Upon reaching summit spectacular views await, below us active crater while in the distance are view of volcanoes Ciremai, Sumbing and Sundoro.







ITINERARY:

DAY ONE:
In the morning, pick you up in public space (your hotel lobby and so on) around city of Yogyakarta then long drive through some towns of central java, villages and mountainous country road head for sub-village of Bambangan, usually used as hiking basecamp by hikers for hiking up summit of volcano Slamet.Upon arrival, repacking logistic and briefing, then begin the hike head for summit of volcano Slamet pass through path of local plantations and tropical mountain rain forest. On the way of our trekking trail, you experience fresh tropical mountain forest, and still have sufficient time to take break for your refreshment and other needs.After 4 hours of hike, we then reach our camp site and set up tent for your overnight.(B,L,D)


DAY TWO:
Early in cool morning, weak you up,have warm tea and bread then continue hiking up to the peak pass through forest, stony and sandy hiking trail. Upon reaching peak Surono 3428 m alt,spectacular views awaits, below us is active craters and "sandy sea" of the volcano while in far distance are views of other volcanoes.After hearty picnic on peak zone, we then descend through stony path and "sandy sea" heads for crater rim to have closer look of the main crater of volcano Slamet.After exploring peak zone, we then descent back head for our camp site, then Hiking Base Camp Bambangan for transferring you return to Yogyakarta or as desired place around city of Yogyakarta.(B-L)

MORE DETAILS:
COST PER PERSON IN IDR,INCLUSION, EXCLUSION, AND OTHER RELATED DETAILS: Contact via contact form, advise us your private group size ( 2 up 4 pax )and departure requested date.

OTHER RELATED TRIP PROGRAMS:

>4 Days BACKPACKING TRIP Volcano Slamet (4D/3N):
Pick up service around Yogyakarta city,then long drive heads for trekking Base Camp at Bambangan.Overnight at trekking basecamp at village Bambangan located on the slope of volcano Slamet.Begin hike up on the next morning, overnight by tent, and head for Summit of volcano Slamet on the next day.Descend back heads for Base Camp Bambangan, overnight at Base Camp Bambangan.In the morning transferring you return Yogyakarta, en route rare chance to visit unique volcanic cave Lawa will be available.












NOTE;
Above hiking trip programs are no longer available.



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